Sunday, June 18, 2017

Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown Settlement

We had a leisure day exploring in Virginia....
 we began our day strolling through the historic streets of Colonial Williamsburg.
 Some of us took advantage of the wide open spaces to practice up on their cartwheels!
 The streets were filled with characters and their mule or horse drawn wagons....
 and luckily they had these stops for those who got out of hand - ha!
 The boys were all about trying this out....pretty sure they felt it was super uncomfortable and they will be obedient to the laws in the future :)
 The colonial games were a huge hit with all six in our gang!  They all begged for us to purchase this particular stick/ring toss game and, while it was super fun, I had too many visions of an eye being stabbed during playtime thus leading to my decision to leave that game behind!
 The girls all enjoyed the opportunity to learn about colonial instruments and take their stab at playing a tune!  Even little Chapman danced a bit to the music!
 Life is so simple in Colonial Williamsburg.  Maddox asked me why I was taking a pic of the clothesline...I explained to her that I needed it to remind me of why I am so happy to have the washer/dryer luxury in our 8 person home!
 This pic was for Gran....they served coffee in the colonial era!  Who knew?!
 We came to the end of our time in Colonial Williamsburg and I wanted one.last.pic.  
So thankful for these crazies!
 Jamestown Settlement
 The bigs and the littles had so much fun dressing the part....
 these things were so heavy!!!
 After playing a bit, they decided to pitch in and help....
 some of them did anyway :/  Others had fun trying to take the best pic!
 The girls got a lesson in laundry and they heard why the clothing was stitched a certain way to assist with perspiration....
 laundry can be such fun when it isn't your everyday chore!
 This little one enjoyed collecting rocks....
 the boats...
400 people on one tiny boat and ALL under the deck for four months....
 thankfully my kiddos heard the history and were able to experience history firsthand!
 Hands-on learning at its finest!
 More coffee for Gran!  We loved the size of this mug!
 The girls had a great time checking out the beds on the ships....but this room would not be my first pick with the armor staring down at me!
 A girl and her thumb.  How I love this little one!
 Pryce checking out the front of the ship....
 and a ring toss game in the Indian settlement....this one was a bit safer....feathers and rings instead of sharp pointed sticks and rings!
 Indian housing....
 Big brother showing little sister how to grind corn....
 While the rest of us were exploring the Indian settlement, this little one was busy exploring nature!  She found an inchworm and had the best time playing with him!
 And MK was taught how to weave.....she LOVED this day!
 Our big day ended with Target and ChickFilA....hats for the win!  These girls were loving a good hat minus their standard bows!
 Little one was all sleepy.  This one runs full speed ahead and crashes full force too!  
Our ten day northern adventure ended here.  We slept one more night and we rose early the next morning for a quick departure and we were homeward bound.  The memories we made together are priceless.  We all had such a good time together!  There is nothing more special to me than spending quality, uninterrupted time with my little family seeing new sites and watching them take it all in.  Little Bit traveled so well....everyone was always up for the day and excited to see the next site....the bigs were so helpful with the littles and the littles helped us to all keep in the moment, taking it all in and not rushing through the day to see every.little.thing.  We are all anxiously waiting to see where our next traveling excursion will take us!